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How do you teach civility in your classroom? Now with links to resources

Civility and its related idea of tolerance seem to be essential virtues in a liberal democracy. However being virtues they do not automatically spring up in young people. They need to be carefully inculcated by parents, caregivers and teachers. How do you go about inculcating them in your clasroom?Further thoughts. I've been looking around the web and found these resourcesRead More »
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How popular is Emily Dickinson's Poetry with your students?

As we wind down National Poetry Month, I was wondering how your students are experiencing the poetry of Emily Dickinson? Do they find her 19th-century voice speaks to their concerns in the 21st century? Is her poetry pertinent today or do they consider it a quaint throw back to an earlier era? How do you approach the challenge of teaching Dickinson's unique style of verse?Here are couple of new features from EDSITEment that may open additional dimensions to the study of Emily Dickinson:Read More »

Hello from EDSITEment and a Recommened Resource

Dear TeachersEDSITEment is one of the Thinkfinity partners. Our parent agency is the National Endowment for the Humanities. We cover all the humanities subjects taught in K-12 such as history, literature, art and culture, foreign languages, etc. Many of our lessons are high school and AP level.We are especially strong in US history, American lit and culture but we do it all British, World literature and culture, and World History.Read More »
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How do you teach tolerance for cultural differences in a classroom setting?

EDSITEment lesson: In My Other Life poses the question: What would it be like to grow up in another culture? One way to explore this question is through memoirs and novels. Now, with the Internet, you can offer your students an interactive means to venture outside the borders of their own experience to try on an alternative cultural identity.Read More »

November 29th a delightful time to celebrate two favorite American novelists!

"November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year," said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden."That's the reason I was born in it," observed Jo pensively, quite unconscious of the blot on her nose."If something very pleasant should happen now, we should think it a delightful month," said Beth, who took a hopeful view of everything, even November. Read More »